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Doctors and Emergency Workers Tell Us About the Toll of Treating Gunshot Victims

Written by PISC International Scholar Jooyoung Lee and featuring PISC Incoming Advisory Board member Joel Fein, this article on Vice comes in response to the National Rifle Association's tweet that, "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in the Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.” In it, Lee reaches out to members of the UPenn medical community about their experiences with gun trauma, discussing various topics like the teamwork it takes to save a trauma patient's life, why talking is important in preventing burnout and other negative consequences in healthcare professionals, and the feeling when a patient is beyond saving.

 

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